Time and Change: Buckeye Grove, A Natural Museum Honoring Football Greats

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OH-IO's picture

Ryan?

Well?

OH-IO living BACK IN COLUMBUS after 32 years in the ATL. 

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Max's picture

Visited with my dad this summer, was a nice afternoon. Couldn't find Paul Warfield - is there a map anywhere, of the various nameplates? I know they are in rough chronological order. Sad to see a few had been willfully destroyed (maybe drunk souvenir hunters).

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TJG32's picture

 Can’t imagine Day wouldn’t carry on the tradition. Has hit a home run on everything else. 

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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mtrotb's picture

Not sure why the author said this.  Pretty easy to figure out his plans.  What happened after spring practice this past year?  He was the coach then.

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Avery DePaola's picture

I would guess that he’ll keep doing it, but a new coaching staff opens the opportunity to tweak traditions.

Hockey Buck's picture

We would always park at the Ohio Union and walk across the Oval, then past the All-American Buckeye Trees right before hitting Ohio Stadium. Would always walk through to see our favorites, which of course Archie Griffin was always number 1.  One of the favorite traditions only topped by waiting to sing "Carmen Ohio" after the game ended.

Props to Tressel for including the team in the singing of "Carmen Ohio" thereby resulting in every other college incorporating it into their post game "tradition."  I was always aghast that only a couple thousand fans cared or would sing the Alma Mater after the game prior to the 21st Century.

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Smitty516's picture

Not long until it’s a forest...

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westy81585's picture

I gathered buckeyes from here and planted them along with several I gathered from a tree in Marysville.  

8 years later two of the Buckeye Grove trees are still alive.  One I gave to friends living in Kansas, and one is planted proudly out here near Philly.  

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

Good to see the shoutout to Jimmy Hull.  He was my orthodontist in the early ‘80s, very nice guy.  

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Il_Padrino's picture

I'd really like to know why the trees in front of Chic Harley and Pete Stinchcomb are clearly in poor health.  I was in the Grove in September and all trees seemed to be thriving except those two right near the entry on the stadium side. 

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

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westy81585's picture

Growing several myself I can tell you Buckeye Trees are VERY difficult to grow.  They are incredibly light sensitive and heat sensitive.  In the wild they tend to be under the canopy of other trees; I've had to shield mine from a full day of sunlight by strategically moving them around the yard and giving them all day watering stakes.  Wouldn't shock me if they're having issues with several trees in the Grove.  

If they are original trees they may also just be nearing end of life.  They only live to 75-100 years pending breed and conditions.  

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CowCat's picture

Interesting, Westy. Thanks.

That makes sense with the Buckeye trees being light sensitive. They grow wild out here in Seattle where it's cloudy most of the year. Columbus can be pretty cloudy as well.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Il_Padrino's picture

Thanks - that sucks because I was planning to try to grow some here in Sicily.  Perhaps I can keep them in a shaded area?  I have an olive tree grove of 20+ trees and the temps and sun impact there are much lower than on the front side of the property where the walls are - perhaps there? 

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

CPO and CDR, USN (ret)

1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

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0H-10's picture

To students hammocking from the trees

I hope this is not an actual thing...?!

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